Conceived in Nigeria at a mission hospital, Rupert Baker was born in Folkestone Kent, the son of a doctor and a teacher.

He trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art 1979-82, where he attained a Diploma with Merit. He also studied with celebrated drama coach Jack Waltzer, lifetime member of New York’s Actor’s Studio.

Rupert used his artistic skills to produce storyboards and graphic design work in the early years of his acting career.